In March 2016 I received a call from my doctor on a Friday night that shook me to my core: “Mrs. Goodwin your test scores reveal that we need to put you on Medication for diabetes you need to call the office on Monday and tell them to get you in this week so that we can talk about your options”. I hung up the phone and started crying. My husband asked who was that and what’s wrong, and I couldn’t even bring myself to talk.
Monday arrived and at the appointment the news was even worse. The doctor said my blood pressure was also really high, and “we need to get you started on blood pressure medicine also.” I started tearing up again thinking about everything I could no longer eat and being put on the two drugs I know can cause problems down the line with your liver.”What other options do I have?,” I asked, “I’m not into taking any medications.” “If you lose about 10 pounds you should be able to get off of them. Please understand Mrs. Goodwin you could have a stroke, high blood pressure is a silent killer…” “Give me 3 to 4 weeks please to eat right and workout,” I said.
A friend then told me on Facebook about a boot camp class with a celebrity trainer. My friend said, “google him, Monte Sanders, he’s good he trained Ray Lewis and Ed Reid.” Well that’s all I needed to hear they are two of my favorite NFL players. So we signed up for the class together. It turned out to be LIFE CHANGING FOR ME. Monte told me after “the key is EATING CLEAN. You can not come in here and workout and then go home and cheat.” His favorite words in camp is, “don’t cheat yourself” and it sticks with me. I have NEVER worked out so hard in my life this camp was something my body was not used and it shocked my body. I went 3 days a week and Monte encouraged to do the online workouts as well, so when I’m not in camp I can still workout with him.
Monte is online at BurnAlong.com. Besides cardio, there’s yoga, toning, barre, to name a few. What’s great is I can workout with Monte, AND I can invite friends to join me. I invite friends from all over the U.S. My parents had four girls which we all live in four different States — MD, VA, GA and NJ — so it’s really good when you can see your family from afar workout with you.
Since I’ve been doing this I’ve lost 32 pounds to date! I’ve lost 4.25 inches around my waist. My clothes are loser, went from Xtra large tops to Medium tops. FINALLY something worked for me. It’s life changing!
— Paulette G., Baltimore, MD
I spent 40 years as a desk jockey. I worked hard and I played hard. I rarely exercised, smoked at least a pack a day, and lived on fast food.
Three years ago, I retired and planned to pay my body back for all the misery I put it through. But, in July, 2017, while on a relaxing vacation in Jamaica, my heart suddenly stopped and left me floating face-down in the resort pool. I woke up in intensive care in Ft. Lauderdale as a semi-invalid. The cardiologists told me I must slow down and take heart medications for the rest of my life. I have no memory of the time in Jamaica, and muddled remembrances of Ft Lauderdale. So it was very difficult for me to accept what the doctors had to say. I’m stubborn and have to figure things out for myself!
Investigations into my prescribed medications made me very unhappy – so many side effects, so much downside. Instead, I embarked on a more holistic therapy including vigorous exercise and a healthy diet. My daily
exercise regimen started off with a mile and a half walk plus an hour of intermediate aquacise class 6 days a week. But the CPR and AED used to revive me in Jamaica left me hunched over with sore ribs. I needed something more!
Investigation led me to yoga to stretch my chest and back muscles – and that’s
where Burnalong.com saved the day for me!
I needed to start slowly, work at my own pace, be able to explore different instructors and combinations, plus, most of all, I needed the yoga classes to be flexible and conform to MY schedule.
Burnalong.com has given me this – and MORE. I’ve expanded the classes I take each day to include ab workouts, and stretching. And every week, I choose another type of exercise class to see how I like it.
What a wonderful workout tool for pennies a day that is flexible and easy to use!! I’m almost completely off the heart medications, continuing to lose weight, and I’m toning my body. And I feel great!!
I was always a competitive athlete up through college. During one of our cheerleading practices I caught someone wrong and was in extreme pain. Instead of getting medical attention then I pushed through and kept practicing and competing. A few years later i was hardly able to walk or stand up straight with pain 100% of the time. I ended up finding out I actually broke my spine in a few different places and at the point I had no disk left as well. After quick consults with docs on the east coast I end up having a spinal fusion with some bolts, rods, a new disk, and cadaver bone as well. The docs were shocked that I was able to walk still before my surgery but I’m so thankful to be able to. Since the surgery the spine above the fusion area realigned causing budging disks which is expect.
I have been through so many different treatments for pain including spinal injections, pain meds, physical therapy, chiropractic care and others. Do what works for you but personally I have found that staying in some kind of shape has kind my pain down to the lowest its been in a long time.
Since I started going to Sweat like a Girl and supplementing at home when I can’t make it to the gym with Heather Gidusko‘s workouts on BurnAlong, it has been the best option for me. This combo has helped me become stronger. Core strength is important when you have back issues.
I wanted to make sure I am able to be there for my kids in the long run and be able to be active with the, I want to be a fun mom!
Don’t make excuses! Get up and get strong! If I can do these BurnAlong workouts so can you!
— Beckie, Nazerth, PA
Many changes were happening fast and furious in my life. I work FT in HR for a Fortune 500 Company and taught group exercise. I became pregnant for the first time last summer. With being so far away from family, my husband and I decided to buy a house near my parents before the baby was born. I had to leave my teaching gig last Fall and that’s when I signed up for BurnAlong. My obgyn doctors were very happy and encouraged me to keep exercising. My chiropractor also was very positive about working out while pregnant. Even though I miss the group ex setting I find real value with having the ability to take classes when and where I want with BurnAlong. I would tell all the prenatal and postnatal mommies to keep moving. The research does not lie. Always, get your doctors permission first, then do something good for you and your baby! I’m looking forward to the arrival of our baby girl and also getting back to teaching this Spring!
I had my third child a year ago and I’m just starting to crawl out from under the rubble of all the chaos (and joy) that brings to a family. I needed to get my body moving, but I don’t belong to a gym YET.
BurnAlong is the easiest answer to my dilemma. I can work out in the convenience of my home, take a variety of classes, choose when I want to exercise, invite friends to work out with me and wear whatever I want (mismatched socks, check!) while burning off my post-baby weight.
I’m feeling more energetic, stronger and happier! Thank you BurnAlong for the quality and choices of classes.
— Dana K., Silver Spring, MD
I am a mom of 5 young daughters and I work full time. Taking care of my family is exhausting yet rewarding, yet it’s about the ‘they’ not the ‘I’. Most nights I’m not able to make it out to the gym, on the nights that I can I’m exhausted just thinking about the 10 min drive each way and how those extra 20 minutes just made the thought of going out even less likely to happen. BurnAlong has solved those issues. It gives me the time and flexibility to focus on the ‘I’.
Lately , I’ve been working out with my sister, if one of us gets delayed due to kids bed time I just text her and say “let’s burn along in 10 mins”- we don’t miss the class like we would have if we had to go to a gym, we just reschedule for whatever works for us. I also love how BurnAlong lets me maintain my social relationships, it’s so nice talking to your family/friend when you work out and to be able to catch up on your day while you sweat, do yoga, or kickbox.
And let’s be honest, if this resonates with you then you should give BurnAlong a chance, and burn along! It’s easy, it’s affordable, it’s flexible, it’s probably the only “I” time you have in your day!
— Nina C., Pikesville, MD
BurnAlong has made such a difference in how I work out! I used to work out with my friends all the time in-person to videos, but with their careers, babies, and other obligations, that can be difficult.
With BurnAlong, we can connect in a few seconds, rather than taking 15 minutes to drive to their houses or to the gym. In addition to feeling connected and motivated, BurnAlong has an excellent selection and variety of workouts.
Thanks, BurnAlong, for keeping me and my friends fit!
— Persia S., Baltimore, MD
BurnAlong makes working out with friends really convenient. I always need some encouragement to get my workout in. BurnAlong allowed me to do something healthy for myself with a friend who lives 40 minutes away. It’s really easy to get
up in the morning, do a quick 23 or 40-minute workout, take a shower and get to work. I don’t have to factor in travel time and my friends can join me.
I love the BurnAlong trainers. When I’m working out alone the trainers are great at getting you to go the extra mile and work a little harder to burn more calories. It’s like you’re a part of the class. I will definitely be taking classes with Monte in the future!
— Amanda P., Silver Spring, MD
BurnAlong helped me find time to get back into working out after having a baby. I can fit it in at my convenience, and scheduling classes with my friends means I won’t skip out.
— Chrissa T., Boston, MA
“I can’t believe it has been a year since I decided to join BurnAlong, At first I didn’t really know what to expect as this was a whole new experience for me. I really don’t like to go to the gym and was tired from doing the same videos over and over. In BurnAlong I’ve discovered Barre and I have become a kind of addict to it. Also, I got more into Yoga and Pilates. I’m in my early 50s and exercising has made a huge difference in staying healthy and away from medications.”
“What I love about BurnAlong is it helps me get it in real quick during lunchtime, gives me a bonus workout.”
I’ve been using BurnAlong since April and the app has had a significant impact on not only my fitness level, but also my body physique! I was subscribing through the BurnAlong website, but now that the app is offered on Amazon, I changed my subscription over to Amazon since I am an avid Amazon shopper. Being an office worker who sits behind a screen for 8 – 10 hours a day, I never have time to get to a gym or attend classes at a gym. However, with BurnAlong, I am able to watch classes as though I was at a gym working out with an instructor in the comfort of my home. And, I am not paying an arm and a leg to see an instructor. For just $9.99/m, I can watch unlimited classes – even pause and rewind the class and watch again – and there are many categories. They add new classes often and they are of very high quality. I highly recommend BurnAlong to anyone who is looking to start out a workout regime and even those who workout already. If you only find time to get to a gym once or twice a week, give BurnAlong a try on the other days and workout at home.
What I hate about all the dvds and online videos that I’ve used in the past is that I don’t relate to any of the people. They’re not real. They all look too perfect. I’m tired of magazines photoshopping people to look perfect. I try hard, but I have kids, work, so much to do, I can’t spend hours every day working out. And in the past I just gave up.What I love about BurnAlong is that it’s real people. Some struggle, some are improving. That’s actually inspires me SO much. I love that some people are a second or two late, or need to do modifications. That’s real. That’s me! And you see the improvement in people in the classes over time. Truly inspiring. I also love that I can choose from new classes every week that are happening all over the country. Some videos are great quality, others are more basic, but it’s real. It’s passionate instructor – and that’s what’s motivating. I love trying new things and discovering new workouts. Other workout programs just have their 5-10 instructors an that’s all you ever can watch. This gives me amazing variety. AND – I get to do this with friends of mine live. It’s like FaceTime. There’s nothing cooler that waving hello to my sister (and her kids) in her house and working out together – we push each other, and chat too We have limited free time, so this is perfect to enable us to “do it all.” Bottom line – if you’re a real person and you want real lasting motivation – this is going to be a changer for you. I’ve lost 15 pounds so far, can’t beat that.
I’ve been working out at home for several years, but I was always looking for some change, some variety. You eventually get tired of repeating the same videos over and over. BurnAlong helped me to find the variety I had been looking for, without leaving the comfort of my home. The videos are done with real people, which gives me motivation. I also have a great personal trainer who puts together routines for me according to my expectations – Alison is great! And you cannot beat the price. I highly recommend BurnAlong to anyone looking for a workout program at home or on the go for busy people.
My wife and I have been using BurnAlong for a few months now, and we’re thrilled to see it added to Amazon. BurnAlong is a great fitness tool and motivator – we love all the classes, top-notch instructors, and the ability to easily connect with our friends and relatives to work out (and continually push each other). I highly recommend BurnAlong!
BurnAlong is a great way to get your workout in at home! You can customize your workout depending on your day and you have no excuse. The variety of classes is awesome!
BurnAlong is a great app when you are short on time but need an effective workout. I use it on my iPad when I travel for work to keep me on track with my goals. The different categories and seemingly unlimited videos mean that there’s always something new for me to try.
BurnAlong Fitness has been a great addition to my workout regiment! As a dancer/dance teacher, I am typically caught in the studio so when I want to engage muscles I typically wouldn’t in a dance class I use this workout. It’s challenges my physicality and makes me sweat like no other. Plus the instructors seem very clear, concise, and down to earth. Consider giving it a try.
BurnAlong has been a lifesaver for me! I travel a lot for work and accountability has been my biggest issue. Being able to workout with my friends on the screen & seeing them doing the same thing as me and being able to encourage each other is a game changer. That and the variety of classes is what makes this workout program different from all the rest! Thank you, BurnAlong!
I love BurnAlong. My personal instructor, celebrity fitness trainer, Monte Sanders, has caused my son to loose 61 lbs and 11 waist inches in 5 months. He is actually featured in the fitness videos. I’m a proud member of BurnAlong MBS team.
BurnAlong is exactly what you are looking for! Firstly, the quality instructors are far and few between and unmatched for the quality that is provided. But that’s not all… the workouts are insanely convenient for any busy bees. Personally, the workout are actual workouts, not watered-down exercise plans from larger workouts. All that and the workouts are pretty rough. I’m new to the digital exercise game, but the transition was made incredibly easy. BurnAlong… GET IT!!!
Awesome! With 4 young kids it’s a struggle to make it to the gym, and BurnAlong makes it easy and fun. Plus I get access to my favorite trainers whenever I want, and working out with friends (in different cities) gives us an excuse to catch up!
The range of video options have added so much to my workout routine. It’s convenient, easy to use, and my friends have asked me what has gotten me into shape – I would definitely recommend it!
This allows me to get inspiration and motivation on the spot from my home and actually do something for myself – and get fit. I strongly recommend this whether you are trying to lose weight or boost what you do – biggest challenge is finding the time. For me now whether I have 15 minutes or an hour there’s always an exercise I can do right then – not needing to waste a precious moment. I recommend this to all my friends! And I LOVE doing it live with them!!!
[I] work long hours and often unpredictable hours, it’s great being able to workout the second I want — and to invite friends I otherwise don’t see. Tried yoga for the first time too — would never do in public, but really like it!
I have loved using BurnAlong to work out by using their videos on my laptop. I am thrilled that I can now also do my work outs through their Android app which has been so convenient!
Great! Finally an app for my phone! If you haven’t tried this, you’re missing out.
Great app to start your workouts on the go!
Great app… a lot of workout videos.